Auraria Library librarians have strengthened their expertise to assist faculty interested in using Library resources or Open Educational Resources (OER’s) in place of textbooks, or as supplementary learning material. Support and consultations are available to advise and support faculty who wish to learn more about identifying and embedding Library materials or OER’s into their online learning environments. We're also happy to consult on copyright issues associated with creating or adapting learning materials.
Sometimes a traditional textbook fits a class beautifully. Sometimes not so much .
Students love avoiding sky-high textbook costs.
Faculty are interested in locating, adapting, or creating materials that more precisely match assignments, lectures, and class goals, and perhaps offer interactive or multimedia options that might most effectively teach concepts and spice up the learning experience.
This guide offers alternatives to textbooks and other educational materials that may offer flexibility, affordability, or both.
Integrate relevant writings, images, interactive learning materials, and media into your course by linking to them or embedding them in online learning environments, including Canvas, Blackboard, D2L, Library Reserves, or a Library Research guide created for your class. Note that many Library-supplied materials have unique stable URL's or an embed code.
Would you like to integrate a search box on your online teaching environment leading to the Library's home page search box or a particular database? Auraria Library librarians can help you do that.